Apple releases iOS 10.1 with security fixes and improvements, brings Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus

Apple has finally released the official build of iOS 10.1 for the general users, which comes integrated with Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. The iOS 10.1 preview build was available to developers for quite some time, and now it is up for download for regular iOS users. The update comes with an extensive list of changelogs. It is a successive update to the iOS 10, which was made official last month.

iOS 10.1

One of the most important amendments brought with the iOS 10.1 is Bluetooth compatibility with third party devices and Portrait Mode inclusion for iPhone 7 Plus’s rear camera. With Portrait Mode, the software automatically blurs the backdrop to make the subject clearer. Such effect is popularly known as “Bokeh.” The Portrait Mode is limited to the iPhone 7 Plus as it comes with dual lens setup that is capable of capturing high-quality shots. However, here is a little heads up for the iPhone 7 Plus users, even though the feature is now available to general users but it is still in its beta mode. After the iOS 10.1 installation on your iPhone 7 Plus, the camera app will prompt you with a message – “If you’d like to try the beta” when you swipe for the Portrait Mode.

To update your Apple device to iOS 10.1, go to Software Update in Setting. Before going ahead with the installation make sure that your device has enough battery life.

Compatible devices with iOS 10.1

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro 9.7 inch
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch
  • iPod touch 6th generation

iOS 10.1 Release Notes (ChangeLog)

Camera and Photos

  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library

Maps

  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes

Messages

  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessorie
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup

For more information about the security content of iOS 10.1 update, follow this link.

 

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